Friday, November 23, 2018

Friday finish and holiday fun!

I didn't get a lot finished this week, I did get my Christmas hanging quilted, so now I just have to finish it off. I also made some pillows and realize I need to make a lot more since I have two more bags of balsam, so I need to get busy on that.

I have a few relatives that love snowmen, so I made up some with a fun print and some simple ones. I do have a lot of the snowmen left, so I think I should use more of that, it makes it fun and most people seem to like bright and happy.

I hope everyone had a nice Thanksgiving. I started cooking and at first I thought I had used bad cornmeal, it was old, so I threw it out. The next day I had more pancakes with my blueberry sauce that I made from frozen berries. And, it happened again, but worse, sneezing non stop, coughing and blowing my nose and then nausea. So, I am assuming it was the blueberries, I know the pancakes were fine, all from scratch with fresh ingredients. I am still coughing and notice when I eat, I get worse, so I know it triggered off my mold allergies.

But, I was still able to get the rest of the food cooked and the house cleaned and enjoy the day with the kids and Ivy's friend. It is nice to have the extra company and we all fit around the table nicely. Which by the way, is new. We went out last weekend and found  larger table with an extension and comfy chairs. It is designed to look like reclaimed wood and the chair seats are padded.

Alex is growing fast and such a joy, he loves my home made popsicles and the card Bill got me, it has a kitty in a basket and when you pull it out, it meows Happy Birthday. Annoying to me, but watching Alex laugh every time he pulled it out, was the best present ever.

And we attempted to get family photos and ones with Santa, that didn't work out too well with the bad lighting, but we had fun trying. Santa was being more of a problem than the kids, lol.

Today I got all the decorations down and started with Christmas. It was cold but I really wanted to get out and hit the beach. We got to enjoy a few hours before the winds got too cold. Of course I came home tired so I didn't get much else done. 

We found some nice pieces of glass and nice to breath in some cool fresh air. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend. I am hoping I can get things done and get all my projects done in time.


Kate said...

Debbie, it's always nice to have the family gathered for Thanksgiving. I miss those days. Keep warm.

acorn hollow said...

We haven't been out of the teens since Wednesday. I have not walked I haven't done much but you sure have. Glad your thanksgiving was a good one.

Fiona said...

HOw lovely to have so many of you all together and round the table....


Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

Happy birthday! And it looks like you had a happy Thanksgiving! Love the sea glass and cute snowmen!
Have a great week!

Rugs and Pugs said...

Belated Thanksgiving and birthday wishes!

Julie Fukuda said...

What a nice family gathering. I miss the days we had space and family to hold those feasts. My daughter and I managed to get together for lunch, but it was a quiet rest of the week and looking at pictures from others ... seem rather lonely. Still I give thanks for the skype and facetime gatherings and time for quilting.

Dawn said...

Happy Thanksgiving! How nice to have a house full for the holidays.
Enjoy your decorating and sewing projects.